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Old 02-14-2020, 01:08 PM   #1
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Changes to High Peaks Zoning and Regulations delayed until 2021

This was posted to reddit earlier today: https://www.adk.org/changes-to-high-...oming-in-2020/

Sounds like the expanded bear canister regulation, as well as the requirement to camp at designated sites only in the Eastern/Central High Peaks, won't happen until next year at the earliest.

I'm not sure what the "need for a public hearing" means- there already was a public comment period that include comments on the proposed regs as part of the UMP amendment process for the High Peaks UMP. The proposed changes to the regulations were included as part of this process. Maybe someone decided it was cheeky to include regulatory changes with the UMP process, as the two are separate things?

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Old 02-14-2020, 01:18 PM   #2
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Whoops, sorry for the typo in the title. Should read "Changes," not "Changing."
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:54 PM   #3
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The public hearing may be a requirement for Unifrom Procedures Act compliance. Or maybe a requirement of SPDES, which I think might apply to all these regulation changes.
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The public hearing may be a requirement for Unifrom Procedures Act compliance. Or maybe a requirement of SPDES, which I think might apply to all these regulation changes.
Right. My point is that there already were public hearings and a public comment period for the proposed regulation changes- it was one of the topics covered under the public hearings for the UMP amendment. It could have been decided that the regulations needed their own comment period and hearings so as to avoid confusion- I don't think a lot of people realized that the proposed regulation changes were part of the amendment.
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Old 02-16-2020, 12:12 PM   #5
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Putting this out there for discussion, I'm still forming my opinion. Wouldn't it be much easier to just have a single High Peaks zone covering the entire area? Why break it into two zones? Why shouldn't the same regulations apply to the entire area? I've seen the same overuse conditions in the "Outer Zone" as in the "Central Zone". Other than the "Designated Sites" most of the regulations are the same.
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